Over 300,000 Filipino illegals in U.S. fear deportation. President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “not lift a finger” to help the lawbreakers out. (Photo Source: Asian Correspondent)
An estimated 310,000 Filipinos in the US are included in the Department of Homeland Security’s list of individuals who are up for deportation.
Donald Trump promised to deport millions of illegal aliens during his campaign.
President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily suspended travel to the U.S. for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries – Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria and Libya.
A US federal judge however issued a temporary reprieve, ordering authorities to stop enforcing the ban which Trump had justified as a national security move.
The order has been halted while the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether or not to uphold a federal judge’s broad ruling against the ban.
(Source: FOX News)
OVER 300,000 FILIPINO ILLEGALS IN U.S. FEAR DEPORTATION:
DUTERTE BASICALLY SAYS “KISS MY BUTT”
Filipinos illegally staying in the United States face deportation from America due to US President Donald Trump’s crackdown. The scofflaws cannot expect help from the Duterte administration.
President Duterte made this clear as he expressed support “out of respect” for Trump’s temporary freeze on the entry of refugees into the United States and his ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
“To Filipinos there (in the United States), you better be on the right track. If you are not allowed to stay there where you are staying, get out because if you are caught and deported, I will not lift a finger. You know that it is a violation of the law,” President Duterte recently warned.
He said he would respect Trump’s executive action just as the new US leader had assured him that he, too, would respect the brutal war on drugs in the Philippines.
“If he has policies to protect his country, I will understand … So out of respect, I will not interfere,” Mr. Duterte said.
(Source: Global Nation.inquirer)
DO IT THE LEGAL WAY
It took me nine months to get my Filipina wife over to the United States LEGALLY via a Spousal Visa back in 2000. The process took me countless hours as I prepared the necessary paperwork to get my spouse over to the States. Frankly, I have very little compassion for anyone that overstays their visa and lives in the States illegally no matter what their excuse.
I follow the immigration law of the Philippines to the letter. Read about my latest visit to our local Immigration Office in Iloilo City. There are those foreigners that don’t. They risk being deported from the Philippines and also could be put in prison. I’m not going to take that chance.
(Editor’s Note: Check out the aforementioned post regarding expats illegally residing in the Philippines. 160 comments on the topic.)
The article is a good reading companion for this current post: “Over 300,000 Filipino Illegals in U.S. Fear Deportation”